Combined Speed & Classic Stunt. This was our first contest since lockdown but we have been doing a little testing beforehand. The usual speedsters turned up to fly, but Ken Hunting did not fly due to health issues, hope he gets better soon, we need you.
CLAMF Competition 8th November 2020
Mark Ellins, Murray Wilson and Harry Bailey flew F2A with their Profi’s. Murray was the quickest. Mark is flying his again after yet another shaft blow-up, he decided to have a break from F2A, so I fixed up a damaged integral bearing shaft by machining that part of shaft to fit a normal bearing to get him going, seemed to work. Harry flew one of Noel Wake’s old Class 5 models with Novarossi .21, but it was a bit over-propped for 10% fuel.
I flew my Class 5 model NR.21 trying a few different props went OK and very close to record, I also flew my number 3 Class1. I tried another prop on second flight but too much pitch. My number 1 Class1 is put away as I won’t be able to keep up with it’s pace any more . Another Class 1 was Andrew, it did its usual times and reliable. Another great day, thanks to all who came and thanks to Fiona for cooking the hamburgers.
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Held at Frankston field in good weather, with a bit of wind on 8th November comp, same day as speed. We have only been able to fly speed and stunt during the Covid virus due to the 1.5 meter distancing rule, racing and combat were not allowed due to the need for social distancing. There was a good entry of seven, most popular model was the ARF “Nobler”, motors ranging from the good old OS 35S, 1 Brodak 40 a Double Star 40 and a Supertigre .46.
Col Collyer came down with his Ringmaster /OS 35S and Derek with his Nobler/ Brodak 40. Andrew flew his “Caprice” a Bob Hunt design with a reliable Enya 45. Harry Bailey flew a nice ex Doug Grinham “Dolphin” with a Double Star .40 but unfortunately lost it in vertical 8 and hit ground luckily not damaging model much as ground is very soft after all the rain we have had. Winner was M. Ellins with Nobler /ST .46.
Classic Stunt Results